RosaSpinaque

Female
from Los Angeles, CA

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    • Debut 2010 Part II

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      In the last journal I put up costumes of the first three out of six costumes I had for the show.The next three were for the finale number, Easter Parade. Prepare yourself for tons of photos, as that is basically all that this journal part II is.... smiley0.gif

      The male backup dancer -I only have fitting photos for this, none from the show.
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      The female black and white backup. I really love the hat! I can't wait until I get my costumes back in a year and I can come up with something to wear this for! lol

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      And Liza’s costume for Easter Parade.

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      My friend Lauren designed and made the costume for Judy in this number. :)
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      And some photos of me and my classmates etc…

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      So now I have to wait a year while my costumes are being used to pimp my school haha. I hope they come back in somewhat decent shape-I hear when we get them back they are somewhat destroyed. Hopefully when we get them back they are just missing a few crystals and no pieces are completely destroyed or missing! smiley7.gif It kinda sucks to have done all of this hard work and then have the costumes go away right away for a whole year. Three different professional photographers have offered to take photos of the costumes for me so I can have good photos of my work, but unfortunately the crappy ones I got back stage will have to do for now! Well, my last final is tomorrow, then I am officially done with school. It is kind of weird to think that after being in school my whole life I will now be done. Now I have to find new/more etc. work really quickly so I can stay here in SoCal! Hopefully I can find something that puts my degree and passion to good use soon. I did not spend all of this time and money to get a degree in something I love to not use it and my skills...I figure with enough passion and hard work I will do what I want in life though, and passion is not something I lack, and I am definately not afraid to lose sleep and work really hard...

      Well, until next time... smiley12.gif

    • 9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque
    • Debut 2010 part I

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      Oh man, where to begin. Debut was such a whirl wind of craziness! Well I’ll start with an explanation I suppose. Debut 2010 was the runway show that ended the advanced study program at the school I attend, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). There were six of us chosen for the Theatre Costume Design program and in the past nine months we have taken enough classes to get us a degree in costume design and in the past few weeks we have made costumes for the debut show. The theme that they chose for our portion of the show this year was Liza Minelli and Judy Garland. Apparently the theme was fully titled “FIDM Goes to the Movies a Tribute to Judy and Lizaâ€Â.
      There were rehearsals on Wednesday, a dress rehearsal and a show for prospective fidm students on Thursday, 2 shows Friday, and a show for professionals in the fashion, costume, movie, theatre etc businesses on Saturday. We basically spent the entire day for all of those days at the Airport hangar in Santa Monica that it was held at. None of us slept much if at all most of the nights and the days were crazy with all the running around finishing and fixing last minute things. The shows themselves were crazy too. There were eight songs in total and we had about a minute in between each to change everyone in and out of their costumes. Not everyone had costumes in every number, but I had costumes in such an order that I was changing people almost constantly. None of us got to see our show with the costumes on, we were all far too busy, so we have to wait for the dvd they give us to see our own show!
      I had six costumes. The first one out on stage was a Kit Kat girl in Mein Heir from Cabaret. The second costume of mine to go out on stage was Judy in Swanee, the third was male backup dancer in Get Happy and the other three were a male backup dancer and a black and white female dancer in Easter Parade and Liza’s costume in Easter Parade. Words really can’t describe what an experience that was. It was such hard work and such a rewarding experience. It is a little bit of a letdown now that it is over, but that is to be expected and something that most people in this industry have to deal with their whole careers. But there is still lots for me to do what with finals coming up this week and next for the other classes I have and with looking for a job/jobs and figuring out my life post graduation.
      Oh yes, and one of our own, miztli came to the show to support me and see all the hard work pay off! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif
      *I don’t know why the quality of my photos kinda suck…it makes me sad. Some lighting retouching etc in ps should help, but I’ll do all that jazz later…
      My first costume the Kit Kat girl, I went for a military themed look. I had an amazing dancer who was awesome and super talented and hat such a great body!

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      It is hard to see, but there are little metal chevrons on her collar too! I tried to incorporate lots of little military details (she is a sgt. btw haha)
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      My second costume was Judy in Swanee. I really love how the vest turned out!
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      The next was a male backup dancer in Get Happy. My dancer came just days before the show as he is in NY working very successfully on Broadway! He was wonderful to work with!
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      My outfit for the friend and family night on Friday-I am military themed to go with my kit kat girl! XD (not as sexy/dark/German of course...)

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      My outfit for the professional night on Saturday.

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      Me and four of my lovely classmates backstage. Gorgeous Theatre Costume ladies FTW!!!

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      Me onstage...

      There were literally thousands of Swarovski crystals hand placed individually on all the costumes, the pictures just don't do them justice. The costumes were all super sparklie under the stage lights! They took foooreeever to put on, but the effect was totally worth it.

      Well, this journal about debut is coming to you all in two parts as there are an excessive amount of photos I want to share! I still have 3 costumes to show you after all! smiley0.gif So until part II... smiley12.gif

    • Friggin internets

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      So I just typed up a journal all about my debut show etc. and instead of posting it like the internet should have it shut down and I lost it all. For lames. I am exhausted from the past few weeks and especially this weekend of shows, which went awesome though!!! So I am going to bed and will tell you all about debut later... (aaah sleeep, finally! <3)

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      Photo preview! Me on the last night of the show in the hat for Liza's Easter Parade costume.

      Well goodnight all smiley12.gif

    • Of Details and Changes

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      So, in my previous journal it was brought to my attention I didn't really give details about the show-so I will do a quick break down for you now. :) It is a Liza Minelli and Judy Garland show. They have hired the premier impersonaters for the show. So we have the two leading ladies and a variety of back up dancers for the show. I have six costumes. A Kit Kat dancer in Mein Heir from Cabaret, Judy in Swanee, a male dancer in Get Happy, a male backup in Easter Parade in which I also have Liza's costume and a backup female dancer. I will post sketches and photos and the whole story when it is all over! There are five shows I believe. Rehearsals for the singing and dancing start this coming Monday, and the first show is on Thursday. The show is held in an airport hanger in Santa Monica. If any of you live down here by LA and are interested in coming to my show, I still have a few tickets lefts for my friends and family on Friday, March 12th. The show is at 8:30 I believe, but it is suggested you be to Barker Hanger in Santa Monica at around 7. If anyone is both here and interested let me know asap so I can send you tickets and give you details. smiley0.gif For the rest of you that aren't here in LA, if you are interested in watching the show, (or at least my portion as there is a fashion show for the fashion design debut students too) I can post a link to the show online. :)

      Also...I took a break today to get my hair cut! It is super different *gasp* It is really short, but I like it. I do kinda miss my long hair, but hair grows back quick, and it was time for a change! I came across this photo and loved the hair cut,
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      but I have curly hair unless I straighten it, so I figured this-
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      might be kinda what the first pic would be like curly. I love the red streak, but decided to wait to get that until after the debut show. So what do you guys think? It turns out my sister has a very similar cut I found out today, but mine is a much more extreme angle and is a little assymetrical. ^_^
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      I am over all quite happy with the new look! smiley12.gif

    • Debut show update

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      Hello hello, I haven't been on much and haven't journaled in forever as I am super busy with work for the upcoming debut show that ends my costume design program. The show is in about a week and a half and then I have class for another two weeks. After that I am done with school and hope to find employment reeeaaal quick. (I am sure I will post more about graduating etc later) Anyway, I have six costumes for the show that I have been working on these past few weeks as well as other classes, an internship and my job at Universal, so things have been hectic to say the least! With only a short time until the show I still have sooo much to do! A good portion of the costumes have lots of Swarovski crystals on them, so it is taking forever to embellish costumes, and I have a number of hats for the different costumes too. When I have more time I will tell the whole Debut story and upload pictures of my designs and the completed costumes and photos from the shows. I believe they broadcast the show online and will post up a link to that if anyone is interested. :)

      Here are some photos of some stuff I am working on-
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      The corset for my military themed Kit Kat girl for Mein Heir from Cabaret- there are over 1,500 Swarovski crystals on it so far and I still have more to do. It takes forever to glue these on, I have spent about 18 hours so far.....
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      The back panels still need to be finished-I hope I don't run out of crystal rhinestones!!!
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      I love my corset though-I wish I could keep it as soon as the show is over-it fits my dancer, but it fits me too! :)
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      Not only do we make all of our costumes, but we do a lot of custom printing, dying and embellishing on them too. This is a metallic foil covered screen print I did for a vest for one of my costumes.
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      I have the vest all sewn up now. It still needs to have some gold crystal rhinestones added to the pattern and maybe some glitter details too...

      THERE IS STILL SOO MUCH TO DO I AM FREAKING OUT HERE GUYS!!! smiley7.gifsmiley7.gifsmiley7.gif Well, wish me luck, I am off to study for a test tomorrow and then do more sewingcrystalizingembellishingdecoratingsewingrepeat... I hope this finds you all healthy and happy! smiley12.gif

    • 9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque
    • Proud Big Sister Moment

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      So when my little brother turned 18 in December he got his pro card for professional MMA fighting. His first fight was this Saturday, and as it was up north and I am down here in LA, I was unable to make it. :( From all accounts he fought really hard, and although he ended up losing he was really amazing. It was his first fight and the other guy has been fighting for a bit already. Well, one thing is for sure, my 'lil bro can sure take a punch. From the looks of it many...I guess even though he was getting beat and bloody he kept at it until the end, and even finished his fight with a huge smile. He told me afterwords that he wasn't upset he lost, because now his first fight is over and next time he won't be nervous and will do better. I am really proud of him and he has fighting talent, but it is still a little hard to see his face all messed up. I just wanted to tell you all about him and his fighting because I am so damn proud of him and all his hard work! smiley0.gif

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      The guy on the left is my little brother.
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    • <3 Star Wars <3

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      This morning I came across two items that started the day off right!

      First thing- Star Wars Adidas. These are the coolest shoes, and I really want a pair. Which one is the question? I personally like the TIE fighter and the Stormtrooper the best. Which one is your favorite?
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      They also have this excellent commercial for the shoes. smiley0.gif
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      The next thing is photos from a Star Wars burlesque show that was held here in LA two weeks ago. Unfortunately I just found out about it today, and so I didn't get to go. It was put on by Devil's Playground Burlesque at the Bordello bar here. Nerdy themed burlesque FTW!!!

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      Full gallery here.

      That is all. smiley0.gif I hope you all have a great weekend! smiley12.gif Now back to homework...

    • Attention fans of cool graphics-

      9 years ago

      RosaSpinaque

      Hey guys, for those of you who haven't seen this yet, one of our fellow RVBers is trying to start up a graphic T business. He is doing some demographic research to start with here. Check it out! miztli

  • Comments (218)

    • quartermann

      10 years ago

      Nice to hear! That's always great when you're studying something that you actually want to. I didn't get that opportunity until my graduate studies.

      As for me, nothing much. Just another recent grad that doesn't count towards the unemployment statistics because I'm not able to pull from unemployment. smiley1.gif

      Just another problem that I'm not going to say much about until I conquer it. smiley13.gif

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      *big hugs* thanks again, your the best! :)

    • Ashutum

      10 years ago

      Ur welcome!!!

    • Spartan229

      10 years ago

      We didn't get to meet at Comic-Con. That sucks.

    • BigTankDawg

      10 years ago

      Yeah that was pretty awesome! I really did have to stop looking after a while that picture was giving me the creeps. LoL... Really cool though! Glad you had fun doing it.

    • Spartan229

      10 years ago

      About a week til Comic-Con '09! I seriously cannot wait.

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      I know right? You can thank NBC or whoever owns SciFi, I think it is NBC still, for that change. They "felt" that SciFi sounded to geeky/Nerdy so they changed it to something that would "connect" to a bigger audience by changing it to SyFy. Ya know how NBC is they like to keep things up to date with the younger crowed these days. I duno why because honestly SciFi is and has always been the appropriate name for science fiction so there is no reason for them to have changed it. But no matter what I will always call it by its true name as SciFi and anyone who calls it differently I'll just have to correct them by pounding it into their heads lol XD

    • musick

      10 years ago

      I think RC was in there as a pink motorbike. I'm not that familiar with the newer CG transformers so not sure if she was on beast wars or not.

      I think they put in quite a few new transformers too.

    • musick

      10 years ago

      Dont get me wrong, I liked the vfx, but I just didnt think the story held up compared to the first one. I just felt in places it was a bit to "popcorn" with all the gremlin/MIB like performances.

      Could have something to do with me growing up in the era of the originals, hell i can even remember seeing the original movie on the big screen lol.

      But hey, film is art, and hence should be subjective : )

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      *big hugs* hey I hope everything is going great on your end and that you had a great day today! Your almost done hun!

    • musick

      10 years ago

      Will have to check them out. I have a huge collection but have always steered clear of anime type figures, these look great tho.

    • musick

      10 years ago

      Totally envious. I enjoyed the film too, tho a lot didnt, probably not enough backflipping and a story which perhaps made them think to hard.

      Anyway, I'm James, pleased to make you acquaintance.

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      there there hun, you will get the sleep you very well deserve soon :)

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      *hugs* thank you

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      hehe well thank you ^__^ and I commend all of your hard work and late nights doing it along with me as well.

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      ^_^ hope your having a wonderful evening Gabrielle and thanks for the lovely chat this afternoon, always fun to talk to ya!

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      heh yeah I hope so too :)

    • Pulseczar

      10 years ago

      Thank you very much for the birthday wishes.

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      ^_^ you are quite welcome hun. Glad I could make your week!

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      LOL Thanks, I still need to pick up a "super bra" for this costume smiley0.gif

      All the seam work had been a real pain in the ass, and I know that I won't get it perfect but it's a big deal for me to have gotten this far. As always thanks for your support ^_^

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the journal comment smiley12.gif

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Thanks much smiley0.gif It tends to bunch in some places when hemmed, along the back I have to use sew in snaps to keep it in place. Otherwise I end up looking like I have no ass and the hems get all puckered XD But I am sure you know all about this so I will stop ranting now!

    • Ubergirl

      10 years ago

      Thank you for the compliment! I'm pretty giddy about it, he surprised me with it. Appears he likes Agent Cali. smiley0.gif

    • Lacrimosa

      10 years ago

      All I have right now are the boots/black bodice. I'm going to be making the yellow bits out of latex...so I have to order the sheeting first. The wig shipped two days ago and I'll be wearing it Saturday.

      Excited!

    • Spartan229

      10 years ago

      I actually ran into Cabooseman last year as well randomly. It shouldn't be too hard.

    • Spartan229

      10 years ago

      Yeah I know. Hopefully we can run into each other randomly at Comic Con. Two years ago I randomly ran into Cabooseman and MsValentine.

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Fuck yeah! I have been doing tons of art searches on deviantART and I really don't appreciate seeing ChrisxWesker hugging with their shirts off *rage*

    • LunaticMiko

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the comment! That was my fav pose of her in the manga and thought it would make an awesome photo ^^

    • Ubergirl

      10 years ago

      I appreciate the add, thanks!

    • Ubergirl

      10 years ago

      Thanks! I really appreciate it. I'm working on some stuff and should have a few more things posted in the next few days, provided my hand doesn't fall off from sketching everything with a rather heavy tat machine attached to the pencil. I'm supposed to draw everything like this for a while...it hurts! But we gladly suffer for our art, right? smiley7.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Spartan229

      10 years ago

      Thinking about it, but most likely I won't be able to. A bunch of my friends are going to CC and it's their first year.

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      hehe its quite alright. Um I am coming up on my 4th year here at the academy of art university.

    • Ubergirl

      10 years ago

      Thanks so much for the encouragement! Your words are well heeded, because yes, it is what the Arbiter would want me to do. smiley8.gifsmiley0.gif

      You are appreciated!

    • Onibaba

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the support smiley12.gif

      Everyone else that has read about it (Meaning family and friends), most of them are really against it ><

    • Ubergirl

      10 years ago

      Thank you for the compliment! From a costume connoisseur, that means a lot! smiley0.gif

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, it means a lot ^_^

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      I just don't think I'm capable of getting the quality that I want, with my dress form in storage and all my supplies locked away. And not having a job means I wouldn't have the money to spend on it, probably going to make it some day but not any time soon.

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      Paris Island. Basically East Coast is Paris, West Coast is SD.

    • Lacrimosa

      10 years ago

      Hey there.

      Even if you're not going to the actual Preview Night you are still more than welcome to come hang out with us prior :) Who knows, maybe you can score a 4-day pass from someone in that time frame!

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      i hate those turning into my mother moments they kinda make me want to stab myself in the neck lol

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      Well the party crashing things didn't work out. Our teacher told us not to do it so instead last night we all met up and got some drinks and snacks around the convention center where GDC was going on and was surrounded by developers and what not heh. The good news is I was able to get an all access pass and be on the conference floor for a while today and get some names and info and show some stuff off. So that was pretty amazing!

      As for the CS4 master collection it looks like I can put it on 3 dvds for ya if thats aright.

    • Lacrimosa

      10 years ago

      Movie :)

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Thanks! I cant wait to get my tax return so I can get started with some sewing smiley0.gif

      I did get an email from Orlandojobs.com telling me that Universal was hiring, I filled out the application online so I guess we will see what happens.

    • Raynos Wild Eagle

      10 years ago

      Thank you very much. = D

    • Lacrimosa

      10 years ago

      Aw thanks!

      Unfortunately those earrings are hurting my ears :( So I have to go buy a new type of clip-on from Michaels.

    • quartermann

      10 years ago

      My directed project is "Building safety awareness in Purdue's Classroom Leaders". In other words... I'm training instructors on what they should know if they ever found themselves in an emergency.

      Nothing big because I wanted to do something that was useful. smiley0.gif

    • Varsh1138 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Games artist guy

      10 years ago

      had the last one today and they went pretty good, sorry i havnt updated in the past week. Was break time and had friends and family in town so heh that occupied my week. I'll post up my stuff tonight. But yeah I'll look into getting you that masters collection, I should be able to break it into two dvd's but since my roommate got it off a torrent I think it was all compiled into one file. So I'll see what I can do!

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Pocky would look so bad ass in that armor!

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      nutella flavoured gelato?
      ok that's it the world has come to an end and there goes trying to be skinny lol

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Are you going to play it on 360 or PS3? Chris is using the XBox for Halo Wars so I will be using the PS3 for Resident Evil.

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